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The long and short of the short story form

The short story is a classic for a reason – and editors say it isn’t going anywhere any time soon. Here’s a look back at the form from its origins to the present, plus tips and fresh insight on where to find homes for your stories in the future.

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How to write great fantasy

Understanding the world of fantasy and its subgenres, plus pro tips for how to succeed in the genre.

Pro tips for writing 10 common romance tropes

Here are 10 of the most popular romance tropes you’ll see on bookstore shelves along with tried-and-true tricks for writing each one.

Agent-author relationship
Authors and literary agents provide tips and advice for working together. Illustrations by Viktoria Kurpas/Shutterstock

The literary agent-author relationship

How to create and cultivate a successful publishing partnership.

Learn how you can cash in on the rising audiobook market.

Cash in on the audiobook boom

Have you heard? The audiobook market is on the rise. Here is what authors need to know to take advantage of it.

Here is what you need to know to write romance. Image by KENG MERRY Paper Art/Shutterstock

How to write (and sell) romance

Here’s everything you need to know about writing (and publishing) your own happily ever after.

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How to market your book with magazine articles

Writing magazine articles can help you promote your book, write about what you love, and get paid for your words. Let this article show you how to connect with your audience, and better publicize your work.

Successful self-published authors share their top tips

We hear whispers that indie authors can make just as much as – if not more than – traditionally published authors. But who are these mythical indie authors, and how are they making it work?

Is self-publishing right for you?

Before taking the step toward self-publishing, it is important to understand more about the industry and the reality of venturing off on your own.